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1B people will be using Android (GOOG) phones within 6-9 months, and 2B within a year or two as...

1B people will be using Android (GOOG) phones within 6-9 months, and 2B within a year or two as sub-$100 devices arrive, promises Eric Schmidt; there are currently 750M Android phones in use, and 1.5M device activations/day (up from 1.3M/day in September). Schmidt also promises upcoming Motorola phones (previous) will be "very, very impressive," but provides no details. Officially at least, Schmidt considers Facebook Home (FB) "fantastic," due to how it demonstrates Android's openness, and says Google won't try to ban it.
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  • bdy
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    pump and dump
    16 Apr 2013, 11:33 AM Reply Like
  • Jeach!
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    And how many will be taken over by Facebook?

     

    Google, you've got to stop the invasion 'before' it starts!!!!
    16 Apr 2013, 02:44 PM Reply Like
  • MrMatt
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    A few problems, one they can't really stop Facebook from putting a new theme on Android without seriously limiting what you can do with the platform.
    Second if they use their power to lock out competitors rather than simply offering something better will allow them to become second rate.
    There is a long list of tech companies that tried to lock in their customers, rather than delivering better value, it really isn't sustainable.
    16 Apr 2013, 09:45 PM Reply Like
  • gdupree
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    I'm pretty sure Google knows what they are doing.
    17 Apr 2013, 05:00 AM Reply Like
  • adrian816
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    quote " sub $100 phones " - like the samsung galaxy y? http://bit.ly/XPWXwf 3 inch screen with 320x240 pixels
    16 Apr 2013, 05:26 PM Reply Like
  • thatsthetruthofit
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    Google is defining so much new technology. They are the most powerful force in information delivery.
    16 Apr 2013, 07:56 PM Reply Like
  • shahar_gizmo
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    Apple and such should learn from Google.
    competition only drive them forward to innovate and compete, instead of going to court and bash....
    when i choose a product, i don't expect it to be the only one in the market, i expect it to be the best one among others !
    16 Apr 2013, 11:28 PM Reply Like
  • mpullinzi
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    Anyone that can't see the potential of FACEBOOK's billion+ steady users is just plain dumb. Buy and hold. One of the best stocks with the most potential long term gains for your IRA.
    17 Apr 2013, 12:02 AM Reply Like
  • gwynfryn
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    "billion +" now, but for how much longer? The asian competition are growing faster than FB, which tells this "plain dumb" guy that the end is nigh.
    17 Apr 2013, 09:43 AM Reply Like
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